Global National: Feb. 21, 2024 | Ukraine’s Kharkiv seen as place of enduring strength amid war

From Global News.

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is approaching the start of its third year and skepticism is growing about whether Western countries will continue to financially support Ukraine’s defence efforts. Crystal Goomansingh visits the besieged city of Kharkiv and shows you what fuels the unwavering resolve of its residents.

In an unprecedented ruling, the Supreme Court of Alabama has granted human rights to frozen embryos and that someone can be held liable for destroying them. Jackson Proskow breaks down the implications for fertility treatments, the lingering questions the ruling poses, what’s still unclear and the reaction.

The Canadian government has launched the first steps of its "action plan" to support Black public employees. According to federal data, 4.2 per cent of civil servants identify as Black. Abigail Bimman explains what is included in the government’s commitment, the reaction and how Ottawa is also fighting a lawsuit over how it has treated its Black employees.

The Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel (ARCCI) says it has found evidence of "widespread sexual crimes" that took place across southern Israel when it was attacked by Hamas on Oct. 7, 2023. Daniele Hamamdjian explains the lengthy and complicated process underway to gather evidence.

All 157 people on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight were killed on March 10, nearly five years ago. It was the second crash involving the Boeing MAX-8 in less than a year. Five months earlier, a Lion Air flight went down off the coast of Indonesia. In the 72 hours that followed the tragedy in Ethiopia, Transport Canada debated what to do. Country after country grounded the American-made jet. As Touria Izri reports, documents obtained by Global News show Canadian officials conducted their own safety review.

Plus, ‘Hotel California,’ the legendary chart-topping rock song by the Eagles, is at the heart of a criminal trial involving the song’s stolen, handwritten draft lyrics. Mike Drolet looks at what makes the unusual case so complicated and how much the scribbled notes could be worth.

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